From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Anise-Funnel, or Leaf Mushroom

The model below is part of the MST's collection of mushroom models. This collection once belonged to a single individual and they bear the stamp of the owner and his location in West Berlin. The objects are from the 1920s or 1930s based on the text and type face. The translations from old German were completed by one of our members over the last year. Please note that many of the mushrooms in this collection have had their classifications change over time. Many that were once considered as edible are now classified as poisonous, and the translated text may no longer be considered accurate in modern terms.

Anise-Funnel, or Leaf mushroom. Clitocybe odora Bull. Edible

Cap up to 6 cm wide, often flattened out, blueish white or greenish, sometimes yellow brown. Gills downwards turning, white or greenish. Stalk like the cap or even a bit lighter. Flesh coloured like the top of the cap. Smells like anise. In wooded areas not rare.

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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Ashgray Goats’ Beard

The model below is part of the MST's collection of mushroom models. This collection once belonged to a single individual and they bear the stamp of the owner and his location in West Berlin. The objects are from the 1920s or 1930s based on the text and type face. The translations from old German were completed by one of our members over the last year. Please note that many of the mushrooms in this collection have had their classifications change over time. Many that were once considered as edible are now classified as poisonous, and the translated text may no longer be considered accurate in modern terms.

Ashgray Goats’ Beard, Coral Mushroom. Clavaria cinerea Bull.; Corallium cinereum Hahn. Clavaria grisea Pers. Edible.

The stalk is short with numerous branches, breakable not hollow. Branches and smaller arms thickened, with individually different appearance, a bit wrinkly with coxcomb like points. The whole fungus is ashgray. Often in August, September in woods. It can be eaten but it is bitter.

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2018 Spring Dinner May 28th

We are very pleased to announce that our Spring Mushroom Dinner will be held on Monday, May 28th at our favourite Piatto Restaurant.

Please join us for an evening of fun, friendship and fine dining!

Seating is limited to 75 persons - it's always a sell-out so reserve early.

The price is $65 per person. Please pay online at http://www.myctor.org/events/dinner.

For further information please contact Joanne Hamblin, MST President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: The Bitter Orange Puffball

The model below is part of the MST's collection of mushroom models. This collection once belonged to a single individual and they bear the stamp of the owner and his location in West Berlin. The objects are from the 1920s or 1930s based on the text and type face. The translations from old German were completed by one of our members over the last year. Please note that many of the mushrooms in this collection have had their classifications change over time. Many that were once considered as edible are now classified as poisonous, and the translated text may no longer be considered accurate in modern terms.

Bitter orange puffball, Earthball. Bacontruffel, false truffle, potatobovist

Scleroderma aurantiacum, Bull. Scleroderma citrinum.

Pg. 92 "Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada". Suspicious (poisonous)

Fruitbodies have a radius of 2 to 7 cm they are rotund to ellipsoid. Often with a short stem. The colour on the outside is brown/yellow, whitish yellow or reddish yellow. The surface shows small fissures and is often speckled and covered in scales. Under the surface the skin is white thick, first yellow fleshed later similar to thick leather. The inside is at first whitish but will soon turn blue/gray/black and later appear dusty. It grows in summer in mountainous areas in woods. If you consume the flesh without first blanching it it will taste sharp and be harmful. But even when properly prepared it does not taste good. And it is not to be confused with a real truffle.

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